New York Fashion Week just wrapped, and SEEN got an exclusive recap from Detroit fashion blogger Asima Khan. From the best runway looks to the most killer street style, get ready for a dose of beauty and glamour
By Asima Khan
Photography by Asima Khan
This was a packed day: Three runway shows, a cocktail party and a late-night dinner. Our first show was the Luooif Studio Fall/Winter 2020 Runway show held at Spring Studios. I loved the mix of textures and prints in this collection so much! A flared silhouette was an important element of the show, as well as lots of metallic shine.
Next was the CAAFD Emerging Designers show at Pier 59. Fun fact: It has been a dream of mine to go to a show at Pier 59 ever since I first watched The Devil Wears Prada! This runway show consisted of three different designers — Sania Maskatiya, Yufesh and Ruth Zabetta. All three were completely different from one another. Sania Maskatiya was an ivory dream: robes, dusters and layers in a sleek white palette covered the runway so beautifully. Yufesh was mixed with both men’s and women’s fashion, and metallics were the star of the show. Ruth Zabetta displayed more of a toffee/chocolate palette, complete with some fabulous hats and head pieces.
The last show of the day had the coolest vibe, in my opinion. It was the Randi Rahm Atelier show at Public Hotel on the Lower East Side. I had heard a lot about this designer after seeing her garments on celebrities like Billy Porter and “Bachelorette” Hannah Brown. The diversity in this show was on another level!! From the models to each individual piece displayed, it was incredibly inclusive. Randi’s collection included more evening wear so it was easy to see some of these looks ending up on the red carpet. Loved seeing so much variety and overall love.
Tuesday consisted of only one show, the Taoray Wang Autumn Winter 2020 Runway Show. I have to say, this was my favorite show above all! Taoray’s collection consisted of the most beautifully draped clothing with cascading layers and large bows tying many of the garments together. If you know me or my fashion taste at all, you will see why I admire this designer so much. The color palette stretched from blue-grays to pastel pinks and metallics, all mixed with contrast colors for the perfect tie in. Loved the entire collection!
Fashion week is not just about what’s on the runways. The street-style fashion is one of the most important elements of the whole occasion. I could sit in front of Spring Studios all day and just take in all the fashion displayed by creative bloggers, influencers and the general public. Creativity at its finest. What I love about fashion more than anything is its various forms. Interestingly enough, it seems like the Coronavirus played a big part in a lot of the fashion on and off the runways, as many people were seen wearing decorative masks. Color blocking was at an all-time high and oversized coats and blazers were all the rage. Also, head to toe leather was seen quite a bit.
Figuring out my own outfits is the most difficult part of fashion week. Looks for fashion week have to do with so much more than putting some pieces together; you are expected to display current season trends while pairing accessories that are in style, all while trying to stay warm. Every detail requires attention, from your shoes to your bags to sunnies and beyond. Here’s a look at my NYFW 2020 style.
That’s a wrap for NYFW FW 2020! Be sure to head to my IG page @asimakemymark for outfit details and click on the “NFW” highlight button for more coverage of the trip.
Styling, designing, blogging — Asima does it all in the name of fashion! After working in luxury retail for most of her life, including most recently for Chanel, Asima is sharing her style chops with the world through her blog, asimakemymark.com. From what to wear, how to wear it and where to wear it to, Asima shares her fusion of high-low OOTD’s on her Instagram @asimakemymark.